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5 brilliant family events to check out during the last weekend of the summer holidays

School starts back with a bang on Monday – or sooner for some kids – so make the most of this weekend’s fun.

Last year's India Day at Farmleigh House.
Last year's India Day at Farmleigh House.


India Day at Farmleigh: Celebrate the incredible culture of India at Farmleigh Estate this Sunday. With dance performances, a fashion show, and lots of gorgeous food on offer, this promises to be a great day out.

When: Sunday 2nd September at 11am. Suits: The whole family. Costs: Free. Find out more here.

Free Theatre at The Civic Theatre: The Civic Theatre is hosting an open rehearsal session this Friday where they are inviting parents and their preschoolers to come down and take part in the show.

When: Friday 31st 11am. Suits: 3 – 5 year olds. Costs: Free. Find out more here.

IFI Family Festival: There are three days of cinematic fun at the IFI this weekend with showings of movies from all over the world. A fantastic way to introduce your family to international cinema.

When: All weekend. Suits: The whole family. Costs: €5 per person or €15 per family. Find out more here. 


Junior Space Camp: Head to Blackrock Observatory to take part in a family experience that will give budding space enthusiasts a chance to explore and experiment with science that they can amaze their friends with.

When: Sunday 2nd 12pm – 1.30pm. Suits: 5-7 years. Costs: €10 and parents go free. Find out more here.


Harvest BBQ: Kilmullen House is hosting their third hog roast barbeque this Sunday to support Friends of St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar. There’ll be games and face painting for the kids and lots of great food, as well as the opportunity to explore the grounds of this gorgeous house.

When: Sunday 2nd 1pm-6pm. Suits: The whole family. Costs: from €8, in aid of St Luke’s Hospital. Find out more here.

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